Trooping Funnel

Clitocybe geotropa


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Trooping Funnel Clitocybe geotropa (Bull.) Fr. (illustrated 30% life size) Cap 4–20cm across, convex at first with a broad, prominent umbo, becoming depressed, the margin remaining strongly incurved; pale yellowish-buff when young, later more flesh-coloured. Stem 50–150Γ—20–30mm, with a swollen base; concolorous with cap or paler; slightly downy at the base. Flesh white; smell faint and sweet. Gills decurrent; concolorous with cap. Spores 6.5–7Γ—5–6ΒΌ, subglobose. Spore print white. Habitat in grassy clearings or open deciduous or mixed woods, often in rings or troops; autumn. Frequent. Edible.

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